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Snowshoeing at the Sandia Crest
Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 9:33 pm

This might be our chilliest adventure yet. Not even winter can stop these Lobos on a snowy adventure! At about 10,678 feet in elevation, the Sandia Crest is perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing after a fresh snowfall. The new fluffy snow is perfect for your shoes’ first crunch. If you’re looking to exercise, enjoy a fun social activity, or find yourself in a real-life snow globe, this is the season and place for you!  

The Sandia Peak, as it’s known locally, is the perfect place to find yourself on a snowy day. Spend time racing friends down the trails, start a light-hearted snowball fight, and let out your inner child. More interested in views than activity? Drive up to the parking lot where you can see all of Albuquerque without even hitting the trail. Be sure to pack your hot cocoa while you enjoy the frosted nature around you. After all, sugar and ice make everything nice! 

Snowy conditions can create risk, so please prepare accordingly. We recommend you stop by the UNM Outdoor Adventure Center for gear, tips, and more. Learn more here.